If we do not try to achieve the impossible we will never reach what is possible. Circus artists constantly accept the risk and challenge to constantly exceed their limits, not only working on circus skills, but also searching for new ideas and inspirations to create their own numbers.
Every artist work on the individual performance with complete freedom: the choice of a theme, a message, an emotion, strictly personal. The correct starting point is to understand that the stage is like a magnifying glass to sensations, impulses and emotions. A great opportunity, not without risk, that requires to get fully involved in the work, with obstinacy and tenacity, so that the artistic performance can be strong on an emotional level and reach the public. In this individual work the young artists are led by Milo Scotton and Olivia Ferraris, co-founders of Milo & Olivia Company.
When the curtain opens, the artist is alone vis-à-vis with the public, without pretense or artifice.
Cirko Vertigo – « k » stands for Kinéma, ancient greek word to express moviment – it’s a project born in 2001 (as Scuola di Nuovo Cirko) thanks to Paolo Stratta, supported by Città di Grugliasco, Regione Piemonte and Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali. In 14 years Cirko Vertigo worked with many artistic partners, with international professionals, circus, theatre and opera companies, in television and advertising , sharing its expertise, values and artists.
Since 2007 Città di Grugliasco designated Paolo Stratta as artistic director of Festival Internazionale Sul Filo del Circo, one of the most important contemporary circus festival in Italy, with an average of 10000 audience members.
In july Cirko Vertigo was recognized by Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali as a national circus company, a support granted to only two companies in Italy.